Mizuno MP-59 Irons Review
By mustang6560 on 11/4/11

Ratings Key
10.0 - 9.5   Would Help Tiger
9.4 - 8.5     Awesome
8.4 - 7.5     Very good
7.4 - 6.5     Above Average
6.4 - 4.5     Solid
4.4 - 3.5     Below Average
3.4 - 2.5     Save Your Money
2.4 - 0.0     Pay NOT to own

If you asked a room full of golfers "Who makes the best irons?", Mizuno would be one of the most frequent answers. The company has developed a strong reputation in the industry and among golfers for making great irons because of its patented Grain Flow Forged process. And if you've ever hit a Mizuno before, you've felt the difference.

Say hello to the new Mizuno MP-59 irons, the next generation of the company's award winning Ti Muscle Technology. The MP-59s are designed for the better player (between a 2-13 handicap) but don't be fooled by the rating. I had the chance to hit the MP-59s and thoroughly enjoyed my experience.

From Mizuno:
The lightweight characteristics of the pure titanium allows for the ideal amount of thickness behind the impact area to deliver consistent solid feel while simultaneously providing a dramatic increase in perimeter weighting for enhanced playability.

To date, only Mizuno's patented Grain Flow Forging process can deliver this technological advancement that produces these amazing gains in forgiveness, all within a compact, traditional head shape.
To learn more about the new Mizuno MP-59 irons visit mizunousa.com.

To put it simply, the Mizuno MP-59 irons look good. Part of the visual appeal of the MP-59s is the fact they look like a muscle back iron. You can tell Mizuno spent adequate time designing the MP-59s because they seamlessly blended the forgiveness of a cavity back with the look of a blade. The compact, traditional head shape allows you to feel confident standing over your golf ball knowing you look like a golfer who has game. And in golf, looking good and feeling good is half the battle!

The forged Ti Muscle Technology of the MP-59s is evident from the first swing. The titanium insert forged behind the impact area provides a solid feel and it provides just the right amount of forgiveness. I'm not a scratch golfer so I can't afford to be penalized on the course with an off center shot. But, at the same time, I don't want to play golf with a shovel so I want feedback when I'm not making solid contact. With the MP-59s, you get the feedback you want and the forgiveness you need.

The Mizuno MP-59 irons are rated for the low to mid handicap golfer, but in my experience, you don't have to be an expert to hit them. I am on the high side of the rating (at 12.8) and I didn't have any trouble striking the ball. I will say, though, if you're accustomed to a wide sole and a large offset with your current set of clubs, you'll have trouble out of the gate with the MP-59s. I subscribe to "The Wedge Guy"'s philosophy that the golf industry wants you to think you're not good enough to hit a player's club. However, you'd be surprised how quickly your ball striking will improve if you made the jump from a game improvement club to a player's club like the MP-59. And who doesn't want to be a better striker of the ball?

You're lucky I agreed in advance with Mizuno to give the MP-59s away because the clubs are exactly what I'm looking for in my next set of irons. First and foremost, they feel good and even though they are rated for the better player, you don't have to be a PGA Tour player to hit them. Also (and almost equally important), I like the way they look. Call me vain, but one of the first things I do when I pick up a club off of the rack is to judge the appearance and the MP-59s put almost every other club to shame. Using the patented oobgolf Rating Key, I give the Mizuno MP-59 irons a 9.5 because they would help Tiger.

You can pick up a set of the MP-59s for $999 from golfsmith.com, or you can wait for the next Addict Giveaway for a chance to score a set. Again, you're lucky I didn't accidentally "lose" them - I hate when that happens ...

Learn More About Mizuno MP-59 Irons

[ comments ]
ilovebacon says:
Does the Ti insert deaden any of the traditional Mizuno buttery feel?
Banker85 says:
i need to sign up for addict now!
mustang6560 says:
@ilovebacon- No. The few I caught clean felt as cool as the other side of the pillow.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Somebody needs to follow me around with a mop bucket for all the drool on the floor. If I can afford to buy a set of MP-59s, I will be happier than a cat at a fish market.
bkuehn1952 says:
@Torleif: You don't need a new set of clubs to NOT play. Scrape up some money this Winter and get out next Spring. If you win the clubs, pawn or sell them for some playing dough.

As for me, I think I am ready for a new set of irons. These would fit nicely.
Panerai111 says:
I would love a set of these, but i've never paid more than $400 for a set of irons. I'll wait till they go on sale or win them in a drawing.
preny says:
sweet sticks. I love my 58s and I really wanna hit these
mmontisano says:
i guess i have golf's version of beer goggles on. when i first saw these i thought they were ugly, but the more i look at them the prettier they get.
sd_1964 says:
Nothing beats the feel of a Mizuno iron and I'm sure the MP-59's are terific... I'm not running out swapping my 58's for these 59's because i'm sure there's not much difference in feel anyway...besides i spent $125 per club (5-PW) I got custom fit in spring of 2010 for MP-58's (1st time playing a Blade)with Mizuno's shaft fitting tool... got them with Project X 5.0 steel shafts which have a much lower trajectory than the Dynamic Gold shafts i compared them too.. If I was choosing between the 58's & 59's , I would definitely compare them side by side, but now i have no reason too
Dusty23 says:
love my Mizuno MX-25's, been testing the MP-53 for spring, don't think my game is ready for blade like conditions. Mizuno really makes a clean looking traditional club
bducharm says:
Make sure to send me the left handed set!!!
BBGator says:
Great irons!! I just got them a couple of weeks ago (3-pw) and love them. As a lefty, I was surprised to have them so quickly. I was fitted for them at a demo day with Dynamic Gold XP S-300's and -1 flat. The first hit with the 6 iron is when I knew I had to have them. Previous irons were Callaway X-22 tours with Nippon 990's. Great feel and sound!!
barbajo says:
Just ordered a set yesterday, with PX 5.5 shaft...hitting the sweet spot is better than sex and almost as good as sweet corn!
mygolfshops says:
The Mizuno MP-59 Iron Set, the next generation of Mizuno's award-winning Ti Muscle technology, delivers full-cavity forgiveness in a player's half-cavity design. During the elaborate Grain Flow Forging process, the pure Titanium material is forged into the muscle of the MP-59 to deliver a 5% larger sweet area compared to the MP-58, the iron that debuted Ti Muscle technology while taking home "Editor's Choice" in Golf Digest's 2010 Hot List. The lightweight characteristics of the pure Titanium allows for the ideal amount of thickness behind the impact area to deliver consistent solid feel while simultaneously providing a dramatic increase in perimeter weighting for enhanced playability. www.mygolfshops.net/mizuno-mp59-iron-set-3pw-p-1 To date, only Mizuno's patented Grain Flow Forging process can deliver this technological advancement that produces these amazing gains in forgiveness, all within a compact, traditional head shape.
grastaman says:
i got the MP59's with NSpro shafts (S). replaced my taylormade CB's with graphite shafts (S)..... which i really loved. i wanted to move to something more "blade"-y and try to improve my shot shaping and game (im a 43 and a 14 hcp).

first range session, i realised that the MP59's were just as long as the CB's and buttery soft when hit flush. they were forgiving on slight to moderate mishits, and really produced a "quacking" sound on really bad hits. shot shaping was easy for both fades and draws. overall, as a mid/high HCP'r, i really needed to think about tempo and form when i hit these clubs. when i found the groove and released properly, my shots were accurate, long, and with a lower trajectory than my CB's.

by the 2nd range session, i didnt want to hit my beloved TM CB's anymore and they went straight to the backup bag. first game found me flying greens on several holes, so i think i need to recalibrate a bit.

no regrets on these clubs.
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